Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kelsey Lights Things Up

I love a good pendant lamp.  The fun asymmetrical design of this Flok Pendant Light is the perfect way to add some flare to any space. On top of that, the clear glass cylinders allow light to pass through a space and prevent the view from any room to the next from being fully blocked (especially for those of us who are not as fortunate to have an entire room dedicated to dining). It’s currently available at CB2 for $129, used to be $219. Hooray for sales!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today I Got Some Big News!

And it's official: I am going to be featured on the Today Show on October 6th in a design segment with Hoda and Kathie Lee for my book, "Big Design, Small Budget." I am pumped! Time to get an outfit, pick up some props, and prepare my liver for an early morning toast. So excited!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Taking a Moment Today...

I moved to NYC mere weeks before the towers fell.  I knew no one, save a couple of co-workers at the Times Square Planet Hollywood where I'd started as a waitress.  I had only my cat, three suitcases, and a will to make it in the best city in the world.  The world I knew screeched to a halt that day.  I am forever marked by 9/11/2001.  And I will forever remember what our city/our country lost that dark day.  I am not the same wide-eyed Midwestern gal I was on 9/10.  On 9/11, I became a New Yorker.  I resolved to stay no matter what and to do my part to make this city an even better place.  Taking a moment to reflect and remember today.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Now is the Time!

Get the best deals on outdoor furniture right now.  Patio pieces are on major clearance so take advantage.  If I had an outdoor space, I would be snapping up Crate and Barrel's Calypso Bottle Green Swivel Chair now that it's $330 (was $699.)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Kelsey Makes a Statement with Art

Artwork is a huge part of any home.  It’s a great way to inspire color and create an overall statement. The Floral Hand-Painted Wood Panels from Horchow definitely grabbed my attention this week (usually $649, now only $549.90.) The oranges and teals make for a fabulous color combo.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day always makes me sad.  It marks the end of my favorite season, summer, and it means beach days are coming to an end.  But I make myself feel a little better by being productive on Labor Day--and actually laboring.  I am putting myself to work completing my kids' room.  I am hanging PBKid's Personalized Growth Charts (were $99, now $79.)  Getting a lot done today makes me feel a little better!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rachel's a Hostess with the Mostess!

Daybeds are a MUST for a guest room/office. You know what I'm talking about, right? It's that dreaded room that's last on the design to-do list but still desperately needs a workable solution to keep visitors happy as well as you. Thankfully we have your solution - the daybed. And the Aiden Daybed from Ballard is a stylish option which is now an affordable one, on sale for $799 down from $1299.  Now go make mom happy with a lovely new place to sleep!